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DIY Train Conductor Costume

Last year, I decided to be super ambitious and make a Train Conductor costume for Halloween.  I must admit, I had an inappropriate amount of fun making it, and was incredibly proud when I saw how happy this colorful little box of cardboard made not only my son, but every little Thomas the Tank fan we passed while Trick or Treating.  Seriously, some kids lost their minds!! It was adorable and awesome (despite me feeling a slight bit of shame for being so…

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The Big Boy Bed has Arrived!

We FINALLY got Avery’s big boy bed!!! After spending the day rearranging furniture throughout our entire house, it was time to put together his bed frame – or what was supposed to be his bed frame.  You see, when…

Family parties

1st Birthday Party: You Are My Sunshine Theme

For A’s 1st Birthday (aka the party you invite a million people to, basically to celebrate the fact that you kept a human alive for 365 days) we (a.k.a. me) chose a ‘You Are My Sunshine’ theme based on one…


12 (Not Cheesy) Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

There’s no greater opportunity for a fun DIY project than Father’s Day!  Dads are notoriously hard to buy for, and the gift really should come from the kids…so why not get them involved and help them make something super…